Bosque del Cabo gave us an experience of life in the jungle at the edge of the Pacific, while enjoying a beautiful setting, attractive accommodations and great meals. After an night in San Jose, we flew a 19 passenger Nature Air plane on a 45 minute trip to Puerto Jimenez, a remote location near the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula, located on the southwest coast of Costa Rica. The plane was painted with tropical colors, the ride over the mountains was beautiful and the touch down at the small landing strip was fun. We were picked up by Bosque's driver for the 45 minute ride to the lodge, where we were warmly welcomed by the staff and shown to our deluxe cabina, named Mariposa, a thatched roof palapa at the edge of the jungle overlooking the Pacific. (The deluxe cabinas feature large sitting areas not featured in the standard cabinas.) We explored the grounds with beautiful tropical plants and saw and heard howler monkeys and toucans near our cabina. We enjoyed drinks before dinner in a palapa next to the pool. A delicious buffet dinner is served in a large palapa with guests seated at 8 person tables for conversation. Breakfast and lunch are ordered from menus with most guests choosing separate tables. The food and service were wonderful. There are many long and short hiking trails available directly from the lodge. Some go through the jungle and some lead down the 500 feet drop to the water. Our favorite was the hike down the Pacific Trail. We saw and heard lots of howler monkeys on these hikes, as well as toucans, scarlet macaws and coatis. We took an early morning birding tour and an evening snake, frog, toad and spider tour with flashlights, given by the lodge's excellent naturalists. We appreciated Bosque's commitment to maintaining and enhancing the natural environment of this special place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bosque del Cabo is a romantic getaway and a naturalist’s dream, come true. Crowning a point 500 feet above where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean, nestled in the unspoiled jungles of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is a paradise found. Located in a unique and fortunate position at the very tip of the Osa Peninsula in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, this 750+ acre forest reserve features private, spacious bungalows and gorgeous houses perched atop the cliffs of Cabo Matapalo, each with beautiful ocean views, tropical breezes and the rainforest at your doorstep; or choose beautiful and rustic garden view accommodations surrounded by thriving rainforests. Hiking trails lead you through the forest to deserted beaches on both the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. Bosque del Cabo, which opened its doors as a hotel in 1990, is owner operated and dedicated to forest preservation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Hotel Puerto Jimenez